Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

dir. Tim Miller. So many great concepts, which don’t really seem to work together. I love the idea of bringing back Sarah Connor as a PTSD suffering Terminator hunter, and I love the concept of the way they bring back Schwarzenegger. The extremely corny writing, throwback lines, and clichés are very irritating. Very cool to see Mackenzie Davis, who is amazing in the TV series ‘Halt and Catch Fire’. The main villain is not really scary enough. The film seems afraid to use the famous Terminator drum theme, inserting it at weird moments, and mixing it with unsuitable orchestral backing. Despite having the same director as DEADPOOL (2016), the humor doesn’t really work, with a couple of amusing exceptions. 

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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